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Walsall Independent Visitors for Children and Young People - change grow live

What is an independent visitor (I.V)?

An Independent Visitor is an adult volunteer who gives up some of their free time to meet you once a month to get to know you and to do an activity together. You'll be matched with a volunteer who has similar interests to you. The Independent Visitor is separate to the professionals that already support you and is volunteer who has been trained and checked by us. They are on your side and there for you for up to 2 years and then in some cases, longer than that. 

If you're a child or young person in foster care or a children's home and you're aged between 8 and 17.5 years old, we can match you with an independent visitor.

What activities can we do?

There are lots of things you could do with your I.V. like:

  • Bowling
  • Ice skating
  • Picnics
  • Cinema trips
  • Eating out
  • Trampolining
  • Sports
  • Pool 
  • Laser quest 
  • Pamper sessions

The Independent Visitor will collect you from your address and take you home after you've done the activity.

If you'd like to find out more, please get in touch : 

E: Peshva.sharif@cgl.org.uk 

T: 07880 185629 

 

 

 

Who to contact

Contact Name
Peshva Sharif
Contact Position
Team Leader
Telephone
07880 185629
E-mail
peshva.sharif@cgl.org.uk
Website
https://changegrowlive.org

Where to go

Name
Midlands Childrens Rights Services - Walsall
Address
Halliday House
2 Wilson Street
Derby
Postcode
DE1 1PG

Time / Date Details

When is it on
After school hours and weekends, school/college holidays

Other Details

Availability

Referral required
Yes
Referral Details

We will contact your social worker or personal adviser if required, to help you with making a request to have an Independent Visitor.

Other notes

We are supporting children and young people looked after by Walsall Council.

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